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Old 04-21-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
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Magical Express Routing Information

I got the following information today:

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There will be 4 Zones:

Red Zone - Magic Kingdom
Contemporary, Polyneisian, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge & Villas, Fort Wilderness

Blue Zone - Epcot
Beach Club & Villas, Yacht Club, Boardwalk Inn & Villas, Caribbean, Pop Century

Green Zone - Animal Kingdom
DAK Lodge, All Star Sports - Music -Movies, Coronado Springs

Black Zone - Downtown Disney
Port Orleans FQ & RS, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs

Also there will still be a maximum of only 4 stops for the guest. The buses are going to be dispatched on a "as needed" bases so if guests from more then 4 resorts in one zone arrive within a 30 minute window, 2 buses will simply be sent out to that zone.
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:13 AM   #2
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:27 AM   #3
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:05 AM   #4
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Thanks Tyler...good to have someone 'inside'!!! See you in June!
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:20 AM   #5
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Is this the order we get dropped off? ie. red zone CR,POLY then GF
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:25 AM   #6
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:11 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info Tyler. I know there were lots of folks chomping at the bit for this info.

We aren't going until February, so have lots of time to see how it shakes out.
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:29 AM   #8
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Thanks for the great update Tyler!

I'd also love to know if this is the order that the busses will unload in - we're staying at POP again - just wondering if we'll be the last stop.
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Tyler,

Are there any rumors about what will happen to the regular Mears service.

Earlier this week I received my confirmation papers for my October trip, No mention of Magical Express, but the usual flourescent pink Mears dicsount vouchers were enclosed, so I assume the regular Mears service continues to call at Disney resorts.

I would guess that Disney resorts account for a fairly large proportion of Mear's business. Will they be cutting down the size of their regular fleet?

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Old 04-22-2005, 09:15 AM   #10
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Just call the regular reservation phone number and tell them you want DME on your reservation. Be sure to have your reservation number in front of you when you call.
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Tyler,

Are there any rumors about what will happen to the regular Mears service.

Earlier this week I received my confirmation papers for my October trip, No mention of Magical Express, but the usual flourescent pink Mears dicsount vouchers were enclosed, so I assume the regular Mears service continues to call at Disney resorts.

I would guess that Disney resorts account for a fairly large proportion of Mear's business. Will they be cutting down the size of their regular fleet?

Andrew
I have no clue. Localdriver would know, he's the Mears expert.
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:31 AM   #12
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How many stops will the motor coach make between the airport and my Resort?
A: Anywhere from three to four stops are possible
Four stops BEFORE you get to your resort means there can be 5 different resorts on your bus. Sounds like most of us misread that to mean 4 resorts on the bus. Making an extra stop may be faster than having to wait an extra 5-10 minutes for a bus to fill up.
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okay so if a group shows up that wants COnt, Polyn, WL, GF and FW - then 2 buses will show up? because this would require the first bus to stop at more than 4 places.

am I understanding this correctly?

Also if they have to call more buses - do you who how long the wait time will be? (I know you probably don't - but I hate to wait on buses when I am not even in my resort yet - I have more patience once I am at WDW)
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:36 AM   #14
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I have no clue. Localdriver would know, he's the Mears expert.
Localdriver already posted that Mears was getting rid of a lot of their other buses.

I pity the guest who has to take Mears to a Disney resort because he bought his Mears tranfsers when he booked his vacation (before ME was announced) and didn't know to change. Same with guests who book a last minute trip and doesn't have 10 days notice to make a ME reservation. I wonder if Mears is going to be allowed to move those pax over to a ME bus.

I'd expect Mears bus service to SOG and S/D to be horrible. They'll have to combine those resorts with offsite resorts.
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:14 AM   #15
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Thanks for that info Tyler!
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